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SSS Maasin City branch campaigns condonation for overdue contributions

Southern Leyte (March 12) -- The Social Security System (SSS) Maasin City Branch Office here campaigned to some 527 delinquent employers to avail of a six-month condonation program to settle the unpaid contributions of employees in areas under their jurisdiction, SSS Branch Manager Rodrigo Gregana announced during the DYSL Kapihan sa PIA yesterday.

At the weekly kapihan, which is held at PIA Provincial Information Center, Gregana disclosed that the condonation started last February 1 will end on July 31 is ready to accept settlements from the municipalities under their jurisdiction which from Inopacan, Leyte down to Southern Leyte.

Together with SSS senior staff Porfirio Salidaga, Jr, who revealed that the branch office could have collected a whooping P11.3 Million delinquent payments of some 1,479 employees due to their office, however, with the this offer of the government, they expect only P5.4 million payments in the contributions while the P5.9 million penalties shall be waived.

Gregana reported that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed the social Security Condonation Law of 2009 last January 7. It offers companies the option to in cash or installment basis.

That employees opting to pay by installment must remit a downpayment of at least five percent of their total contribution delinquency. The first monthly installment will fall due within thirty days after SSS approves the proposal, which will be within the five days upon submission, Gregana added.

He said that each concerned employers were painstakingly informed by sending them letters together with the corresponding computations of their delinquencies in their contributions. He noted that the high incidence of delinquency under their jurisdiction posed a challenge for them to work harder for a better compliance from the employers. (PIA Southern Leyte/esg) [top]

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